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Interior Finish of Case Backs and Cuvettes

A dozen or more finishes were commonly used on the inner surfaces of casebacks and cuvettes. Some cases use a different finishing techniques on each of these. For a technical discussion of finishing techniques, see http://www.circuitousroot.com/artifi...ace-finishing/

Here are examples of common finishes.

Butler Finish (18k V&C)
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Damascened
Platinum Elgin C.H. Hulburd
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Etched
14k Elgin C.H. Hulburd
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Matte
(14k Cress Arrow case)
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Patterned
(14k Knapp case)
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Pierced
(18k Audemars Piguet)
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Polished
(14k Jeannot & Shiebler case)
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Repousse
(18k Badollet)
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Scraped (18k Cress Arrow case)
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Spotted
(Some would call this finish "engine-turned," but engine-turning is an engraving method, whereas this finish is done with an abrasive. Some refer to a spotted finish as "snailing," but that seems incorrect.)

Small Pattern (19k Bulova Phantom)
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Large Pattern (18k Audemars Piguet)
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Complex Pattern (18k Jeannot & Shiebler Case)
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Spun
(Platinum Verger case)
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